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Girl Scout Update: June 25th

Our Girl Scout Destination programs kicked off this weekend to begin exploring Costa Rica and Panama Outward Bound style! Join us every Wednesday to stay up to date with the latest Girl Scout news and also check us out on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more updates. Pura Vida! Service Challenge #1 The Girl Scouts […]

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RAINFOREST HIKE & HOMESTAY UPDATE: JUNE 20TH

This Saturday, our first batch of Summer Expedition students were greeted with the exhilaration of the World Cup as the small airport pickup area came alive with Ticos celebrating the unprecedented win of Costa Rica versus Uraguay. Upon arrival to the rainforest base students were welcomed by local instructors Diego and Danny and descended down […]

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Girl Scout Alum Chosen By Microsoft To Spread Her Love Of Sciences To Girls Around The World

Many of our Outward Bound Costa Rica alumni go on to do amazing things after course. Our Girl Scout Destination alumna Laura F. has taken the lessons and confidence that she gained on course and is spreading her love of science to other girls around the globe. Laura’s Science for Success program started out as […]

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A Weekend of Whitewater, Canopy, and Waterfalls

The communications team can usually be found plugging away on our computers at the rainforest base. During the week we focus on connecting with talented instructors, chatting with future students, and making sure stories and photos from course are shared with the outside world. But when the weekend rolls around, we can be found pursuing […]

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Live the Adventure Photo Contest Winners Announced!

Our Live the Adventure Photo Contest is now closed! We received a range of entries, all of which highlighted our fans’ adventurous lives and were accompanied by inspirational captions and quotes.  We loved seeing peoples ideas of what “Live the Adventure” really means, whether that was an epic sunset or spending time with friends. We asked fans on our […]

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¡Bienvenidos a Kate! OBCR Welcomes New Staff

The Communications staff here is excited to welcome our new Custom Course Manager to the OBCR team! Kate Burke will be dedicated to running and developing OBCR’s Custom courses, also known as our Build an Adventure program. She hopes to collaborate with others to create high-impact, meaningful learning opportunities in beautiful Costa Rica. Here on […]

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How to Fund Your Outward Bound Experience

Outward Bound Costa Rica courses aren’t just incredible ways to immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture, test your limits with thrilling adventures, or learn to work as part of a team. They are part of an unparalleled education rooted in experiential learning. Our students can earn up to 12 university credits, trek from coast to […]

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Student Adventures Update: August 23, 2013

Summertime here at Outward Bound Costa Rica is officially wrapping up. This is the last  Summer Adventures update this season! We’ve had an amazing summer with our Summer Adventures students and Girl Scout destinations program. The have surfed, hiked, rafted, rappelled, explored and served all over Costa Rica and Panama and we’re already anticipating next year! Rainforest Exploration Challenge Our Rainforest […]

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Student Adventures Update: August 14, 2013

Summertime here at Outward Bound Costa Rica is officially wrapping up! Check in next Tuesday for our last  Summer Adventures update! We’ve had an amazing summer with our Summer Adventures students and Girl Scout destinations program. The have surfed, hiked, rafted, rapelled, explored and served all over Costa Rica and Panama and we’re already anticipating next year! Rainforest Exploration […]

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Student Adventures Update: August 6, 2013

It’s officially summertime here at Outward Bound Costa Rica! Tune in to our blog on Tuesdays for updates on our Summer Adventures and Fridays for updates on our Girl Scout destinations program to hear all about our student happenings here in Costa Rica and Panama. Rainforest Exploration Challenge Our Rainforest Exploration Challenge students finished up a culture-packed week at their […]

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Girl Scouts Destinations Update: August 2, 2013

It’s officially summertime here at Outward Bound Costa Rica! Tune in to our blog on Tuesdays for updates on our Summer Adventures and Fridays for updates on our Girl Scout destinations program to hear all about our student happenings here in Costa Rica and Panama. Scuba and Sea Turtle Adventure #3 The girls on Scuba […]

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¡Bienvenidos a Chelsey! OBCR Welcomes New Staff

The Communications staff here is excited to welcome our new Marketing Manager to the OBCR team! Chelsey Perron will be using her experience and dedication to the Outward Bound mission to spread the word about our summer and semester courses. She is excited to connect with alumni and future students through meaningful conversations both in […]

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Outward Bound Service Expeditions

Service Focused Outward Bound Courses For five years in a row, the University of Alabama has sent groups of motivated students and student leaders on course with Outward Bound Costa Rica through the University of Alabama’s Study Abroad Office and the service-learning focused organization, Alabama Action Abroad. Each summer, students engage in a service-focused Outward […]

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Student Adventures Update: July 31, 2013

It’s officially summertime here at Outward Bound Costa Rica! Tune in to our blog on Tuesdays for updates on our Summer Adventures and Fridays for updates on our Girl Scout destinations program to hear all about our student happenings here in Costa Rica and Panama. Rainforest Exploration Challenge The Rainforest Exploration Challenge group is completing its first leg of […]

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Girl Scouts Destinations Update: July 26, 2013

It’s officially summertime here at Outward Bound Costa Rica! Tune in to our blog on Tuesdays for updates on our Summer Adventures and Fridays for updates on our Girl Scout destinations program to hear all about our student happenings here in Costa Rica and Panama. Scuba and Sea Turtle Adventure #3 The girls on Scuba […]

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Work For OBCR: Front End Developer Position

The Role of the Front End Developer We are currently looking for a passionate and self-motivated technically-focused team member to develop and maintain our website in the following capacities: responsive styling; cross browser, device, & platform functionality; php [wordpress] templating. The ideal candidate will be a mix of a detail-oriented programmer and a motivated creative […]

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Summer Adventures Update: July 23, 2013

  It’s officially summertime here at Outward Bound Costa Rica! To hear all about our student happenings here in Costa Rica and Panama, tune into our blog on Tuesdays for updates on our Summer Adventures and Fridays for updates on our Girl Scout destinations program. Rainforest Exploration Challenge #3 The students on our Rainforest Exploration […]

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OBCR Alumni Return To Become Outdoor Leaders

Outward Bound Costa Rica’s Outdoor Leader Semester provides students the opportunity to obtain seven internationally recognized outdoor certifications, and the chance to learn all about what it is like to work in the outdoor recreation industry. After enduring the challenging 65-day course, Outdoor Leader students Michael, Kat, and Sarah, returned to work alongside instructors this […]

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Girl Scouts Destinations Update: July 19, 2013

It’s officially summertime here at Outward Bound Costa Rica! Tune in to our blog on Tuesdays for updates on our Summer Adventures and Fridays for updates on our Girl Scout destinations program to hear all about our student happenings here in Costa Rica and Panama. A Girl Scouts Video Feature Check out this video from […]

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Links We Like: June 19, 2013

This week’s ‘”Links We Like” are about challenging yourself and having the drive and determination to overcome different obstacles. Check out how these determined adventurers are pushing themselves, and accomplishing some of the most extreme adventures in the world!   135-miles in 120 Degrees The Badwater Ultra Marathon is globally known as one of the […]

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